La Jolla students take home Coastwise Prizes

Coastwise CEO Scott Kyle shares the spotlight with Kathleen Lamkin, Lauren Doffing, John Weller, Will Yeatman, Stephanie Manley, Meredith Lehmann, Allison Rhodes and Joclyn Sanford. Photo: Kent Horner

Kathleen Lamkin, John Weller, Meredith Lehmann were among Coastwise Prize winners. Photo: Kent Horner

Thirty finalists in the annual Coastwise Prize for Investing Excellence scholarship program were saluted and the six winners were announced in a ceremony on Feb. 23 at Vigilluci’s in La Jolla.

Underwritten by Coastwise Capital Group, LLC, the program aims to promote financial literacy among today’s youth. Sophomore, junior and senior students from La Jolla submitted a 1,000-word essay about their high school careers, goals and accomplishments as well as what they want to be involved with at college.

Senior first place winner was John Weller of The Bishop’s School, with Alyson De La Rosa of the Preuss School UCSD, second. Meredith Lehmann of La Jolla High was selected the junior first place winner; Allison Rhodes from La Jolla Country Day was second. The sophomore first place award went to Kathleen Lamkin of Country Day and Efrain Gonzalez of was second.

The winners received over $10,000 combined in the form of a 529 college fund.

The evening included a presentation by NFL Draft prospect Will Yeatman of Rancho Bernardo, who talked about the importance of goal setting. He also emphasized the significance of surrounding oneself with those who have similar ambitions and convictions, so as to boost the likelihood of success.

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